Research Profile

Sean O Duinnshleibhe

Biography

I graduated from UCC with a B.A. (Joint First Class Honours) in Irish and An Léann Dúchais in 1997, after which I completed a M.Phil. thesis under the supervision of Dr. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (Béaloideas, UCC) in 1999. I spent the following academic year teaching on a part-time basis in the Department of English and American Studies in Univerzita Karlova, Prague, before beginning a Ph.D. in Modern Irish, again in UCC, under the combined supervision of Professors Seán Ó Coileáin and Breandán Ó Conchúir in 2000. This involved the preparation of a critical edition of the postclassical Irish-language prose satire, Párliment na bhFíodóirí and I was awarded an IRCHSS scholarship to facilitate my research. A revised and expanded edition of the work will appear in 2011, published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht under the imprint of An Clóchomhar. Currently, I am a College Lecturer in the School of Irish Learning.

Research Interests

My research interests include postclassical Irish writings, in particular the period's prose works, Gaelic scribal activity in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, Irish folk history and social memory, oral narrative genres, and the folklore amassed by Seán Ó Cróinín, one of the Irish Folklore Commission's full-time collectors, during the years 1938-1945 and 1959-1965. I am one of the founding editors of Béascna (UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology) and have acted as its principal editor since 2003.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Pádraig Phiarais Cúndún: An Stair agus an Stairsheanchas'
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe (2013) 'Pádraig Phiarais Cúndún: An Stair agus an Stairsheanchas' In: Seán Ó Coileáin, Liam Ó Murchú, Pádraigín Riggs (eds). Séimhfhear Suairc. Aistí in omós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir. An Daingean: An Sagart. [Details]
(2012)'Tamall ar an bPeann: Seán Ó Cróinín agus a Chín Lae'
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe (2012) 'Tamall ar an bPeann: Seán Ó Cróinín agus a Chín Lae' In: Stiofán Ó Cadhla, Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (eds). Léann an Dúchais: Aistí in Ómós do Ghearóid Ó Crualaoich. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)''Pilf'ring from the First Creation': Dáibhí de Barra's Parliament of Weavers'
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2011) ''Pilf'ring from the First Creation': Dáibhí de Barra's Parliament of Weavers' In: Science and Technology in Nineteenth-century Ireland: Innovations, Individuals and Institutions. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2010)'Mar Is Fánach Mac a' Teacht go Cruinn mar ' Athair: Dáibhí de Barra's Surviving Translations'
O'Duinnshleibhe, Sean; (2010) 'Mar Is Fánach Mac a' Teacht go Cruinn mar ' Athair: Dáibhí de Barra's Surviving Translations' In: Visual, Material and Print Culture in Nineteenth-century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Párliment na bhFíodóirí.
Ó Duinnshléibhe, Seán; (2011) Párliment na bhFíodóirí. Galway, Ireland: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Buaic na hOibre?: Bailiúchán Sheáin Uí Chróinín i Múscraí idir na Blianta 1942-1945'
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2010) 'Buaic na hOibre?: Bailiúchán Sheáin Uí Chróinín i Múscraí idir na Blianta 1942-1945'. Béascna, 6 :113-154 [Details]
(2010)'Seán Ó Cróinín, Bailitheoir Lánaimseartha Béaloideasa'
O'Duinnshleibhe, Sean; (2010) 'Seán Ó Cróinín, Bailitheoir Lánaimseartha Béaloideasa'. Archive, 14 :24-25 [Details]
(2009)'Seal ar Seachrán: Siúlta Sheáin Uí Chróinín in Iardheisceart agus i dTuaisceart Chorcaí'
O'Duinnshleibhe, Sean; (2009) 'Seal ar Seachrán: Siúlta Sheáin Uí Chróinín in Iardheisceart agus i dTuaisceart Chorcaí'. Béascna, 5 :98-122 [Details]
(2009)'Párliment na bhFíodóirí: Sampla Déanach de Shliocht Liteartha Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis'
O'Duinnshleibhe, Sean; (2009) 'Párliment na bhFíodóirí: Sampla Déanach de Shliocht Liteartha Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis'. Léann - Iris Chumann Léann na Litríochta, 2 :129-150 [Details]
(2008)''An tAmharc Déanach ar an Laom-Luisne': Seán Ó Cróinín agus Seán Ó hAodha'
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2008) ''An tAmharc Déanach ar an Laom-Luisne': Seán Ó Cróinín agus Seán Ó hAodha'. Béascna, 4 :33-63 [Details]
(2002)'Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin - Cloch ar Charn Dhiarmuidín'
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2002) 'Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin - Cloch ar Charn Dhiarmuidín'. Béascna, 1 :17-29 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2013)Sealbhú an Traidisiúin
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe (2013) Aiste na nIarthar: An Dán agus Mar a Tháinig Sé Anuas . In: Niamh Ní Shiadhail, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Ríonach uí Ógáin eds. Sealbhú an Traidisiúin Baile Átha Cliath, , pp.97-111 [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2010)Béascna 6.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2010) Béascna 6. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2009)Béascna 5.
O'Duinnshleibhe, Sean; (2009) Béascna 5. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2008)Béascna 4.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2008) Béascna 4. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2006)Béascna 3.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2006) Béascna 3. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2003)Béascna 2.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2003) Béascna 2. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2002)Béascna 1.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2002) Béascna 1. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2011)Béascna 7: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán le Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe, Angun Sønnesyn & John Eastlake (2011) Béascna 7: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2003)Review of 'Creag i Lár na Farraige' by Lillis Ó Laoire.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2003) Review of 'Creag i Lár na Farraige' by Lillis Ó Laoire. Cork: Book Reviews [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2010)'A Musical Journey': Séamus Ennis's Field Accounts.
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2010) 'A Musical Journey': Séamus Ennis's Field Accounts. Cork: Review Articles [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012ACIS Award for Books in the Irish Language American Conference for Irish Studies
1997UCC Academic Scholarship (BA Results) Academic Council, UCC
1997Mansion House Prize in Irish National University of Ireland
2001IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann Member/
Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Member/
Society for Folk Life Studies Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2011)Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Cultúr na Gaeilge, 2011,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2011) Was Guest Speaker at Conference; gave lecture entitled 'An greann agus an gearradh i scríbhinní Dháibhí de Barra'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Cultúr na Gaeilge, 2011, OÉ Gaillimh / NUI Galway , 08-OCT-11 - 08-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Sealbhú an Traidisiúin,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2011) Gave invited lecture entitled 'Aiste na nIarthar: An dán agus mar a tháinig sé anuas'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Sealbhú an Traidisiúin, University College Dublin , 20-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Léachtaí An Chumainn le Béaloideas Éireann 2011,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2011) Gave invited lecture entitled 'Bhí an bhroid 'om ghlaoch chun siúil: gnéithe d'obair Sheáin Uí Chróinín i gco. Chorcaí'' as part of the Society's Annual Public Lecture Series. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Léachtaí An Chumainn le Béaloideas Éireann 2011, University College Dublin , 29-MAR-11 - 29-MAR-11. [Details]
(2010)Dail Thuamhan 2010,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2010) Presentation Title: 'Scáthán na hAimsire, nó, Speculum Seculi': Aistriúchán Gaeilge ar dhán de chuid an Chaecair, Thomas Ellwood. [Oral Presentation], Dail Thuamhan 2010, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 19-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Palaeography and manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2010) Presentation Title: Párliment na bhFíodóirí agus Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis: macallaí téacsúla agus cúram na heagarthóireachta. [Oral Presentation], Palaeography and manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC, University College Cork , 14-SEP-10 - 14-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009)Palaeography and manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2009) Presentation Title: 'Foghar agus focail a tháthadh go ceart': modhanna eagarthóireachta agus téacsaí béaloidis sa Ghaeilge. [Oral Presentation], Palaeography and manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC, University College Cork , 15-SEP-09 - 15-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2009) Presentation Title: 'Pilf'ring from the First Creation': Daibhi de Barra's Parliament of Weavers. [Oral Presentation], Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 03-JUL-09 - 03-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)Dail Thuamhan 2009,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2009) Presentation Title: 'Déinim marthan ar m'aistear go brónach': Téama na deoraíochta i scríbhinní Phádraig Phiarais Cúndún. [Oral Presentation], Dail Thuamhan 2009, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 13-FEB-09 - 13-FEB-09. [Details]
(2008)Dail Thuamhan 2008,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2008) Presentation Title: 'Go deimhin do dhóghamair na coínnle áirneáin leis an obair': Seán Ó Cróinín, a chuntaisí cín lae agus próiséas an bhailithe. [Oral Presentation], Dail Thuamhan 2008, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 09-FEB-08 - 09-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society / Cumann Eire san Ochtu Cead Deag 2008,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2008) Presentation Title: 'Dá mbeadh mo lámhsa a' scríobh is go mbainfí an glas dem béal': Saothar Aistriúcháin Dháibhí de Barra. [Oral Presentation], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society / Cumann Eire san Ochtu Cead Deag 2008, University College Cork , 14-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Palaeography and manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2008) Presentation Title: 'Ceist na Réime i gCóiriú Téacsaí Próis Iarchlasaiceacha. [Oral Presentation], Palaeography and manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC, University College Cork , 09-SEP-08 - 09-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Society for Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland Conference 2008,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2008) Presentation Title: 'Were I the author ...': Dáibhí de Barra's Surviving Translations. [Oral Presentation], Society for Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland Conference 2008, University of Limerick , 26-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)Palaeography and manuscript-based Research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2007) Presentation Title: Snátha in Aimhréidh: An Chanúint agus an Litriú Stairiúil i Scríbhinní Dháibhí de Barra. [Oral Presentation], Palaeography and manuscript-based Research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC, University College Cork , 14-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Dail Thuamhan 2007,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2007) Presentation Title: Párliment na bhFíodóirí - Sampla Déanach de Shliocht Liteartha Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis. [Oral Presentation], Dail Thuamhan 2007, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 09-FEB-07 - 09-FEB-07. [Details]
(2006)Challenges of manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2006) Presentation title: `Párliment na bhFíodóirí: Cúlra agus Cóiriú an Téacsa'. [Oral Presentation], Challenges of manuscript-based research workshop organised by the combined Departments of Irish, UCC, University College College , 08-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)'Irish Manuscripts from Medieval to Modern': Workshop organised by Cumann Merriman and the Combined Departments of Irish, UCC,
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe; (2005) Presentation Title: `Manuscript Tradition of the Postclassical Period - An Overview'. [Oral Presentation], 'Irish Manuscripts from Medieval to Modern': Workshop organised by Cumann Merriman and the Combined Departments of Irish, UCC, University College Cork , 23-SEP-05 - 23-SEP-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee Member/
Language and Cultural Studies Board Member/
Department of Modern Irish Staff-Student Committee Member/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1997UCC BAIrish and An Léann Dúchais
1999UCC M.Phil.An Léann Dúchais
2004UCC PhDIrish

Other Activities

 Description

Acted as Internal Examiner for Ph.D. thesis (2009): Aodh Ó Máirtín, 'Niall Ó Dubhthaigh: A shaol agus a shaothar'

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in the following areas: nineteenth-century Irish-language literature; Irish-language oral narrative genres; Gaelic texts in manuscript and print from the seventeenth to the twentieth century; basic to advanced palaeography; twentieth-century Irish-language drama. The relevant courses are listed below and include, in each case, a hyperlink to the Book of Modules:

GA1003: 'Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge'
GA2017: 'Litríocht na Naoú hAoise Déag'
GA2019: 'Cineálacha Scéalaíochta: An Litríocht Bhéil agus an Gearrscéal Liteartha'
GA3017: 'Léamh agus Litriú na Gaeilge'
GA6008: 'Léamh Lámhscríbhinní agus Tosach Staidéar ar Théacsaí a Chur in Eagar'

I also give Irish-language tutorials which form part of our undergraduates' core language modules.

Modules Coordinated:

GA2017: 'Litríocht na Naoú hAoise Déag'
GA3017: 'Léamh agus Litriú na Gaeilge'
GA6008: 'Léamh Lámhscríbhinní agus Tosach Staidéar ar Théacsaí a Chur in Eagar'

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Department of Modern Irish

Áras Uí Rathaille, UCC

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